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Elfreth family papers

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-1221

Scope and Contents

The collection consists primarily of the letters written to Joseph Elfreth (1824-1898), a Quaker, many of which relate to family matters, including health and the birth of children, and occasionally indicates the connections among Quaker families. Many of the letter writers only sign with an initial, but some who can be identified include: Caleb P. Elfreth, James Elfreth and Hannah Hill Elfreth's mother, Abigail Pierce. As well, there is a box of financial accounts, including two notebooks kept by Jacob R. Elfreth. There are also miscellaneous letters, documents and a few photographs. Unusual among the latter is an eye-witness account by Florence Elfreth, Joseph's daughter, of events at the Equal Rights Convention, ca. 1870s.

Dates

  • 1832 - 1892

Creator

Extent

1 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language

English

Overview

The collection spanning the period 1832-1892 consists primarily of the letters written to Joseph Elfreth (1824-1898), a Quaker, many of which relate to family matters, including health and the birth of children, and occasionally indicates the connections among Quaker families. There are also financial accounts, miscellaneous letters, documents and a few photographs.

Arrangement

Letters to Joseph Elfreth are arranged alphabetically.

Materials Specific Details

A descendant chart has been created beginning with Jacob R. Elfreth (1789-1870) and wife, Abigail Pierce.
Title
Elfreth Family Papers, 1832-1892
Description rules
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Script of description
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Language of description note
English

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